JD Official | August 19, 2021

Back To School: The Checklist

We’re midway through the summer hols and the new school year is approaching fast! Right here at JD, we want your little one to be all set for their first day back in premium style! Ready to make waves on the playground…

Need some help to get their gear in check? Here’s our checklist of the essentials they need so they can head to the classroom feelin’ and lookin’ their best!

Footwear ☑️

Find Their Size

It’s one thing having a brand-new set of sneaks or school shoes that catches everyone’s attention, but they need to feel comfy from first step to last! Their feet are ALWAYS growing, so here’s our easy guide on how to get the perfect pair of shoes:

  1. Have your kid stand up tall with their heels against the wall and make sure they’re wearing their regular socks.
  2. With a ruler or tape measure, measure their foot from heel to the longest toe (allowing 1cm for them to grow into).
  3. Check the measurement against our size chart here to find out their size.
  4. Have them run around to ensure they’re the right fit!

Top Tip: Remember, your kids’ feet grow at different rates so don’t be surprised if one is bigger than the other! If that’s the case, always take the longest foot as your guide.

School-Time Sneaks

Now that you’ve found the right size, it’s time to grab them a new pair! When the alarm goes off on the first day back and they need to get ready for school, keep their feet fresh with our range of triple-black kicks. We’ve got tonnes of styles from classic leather Kickers to a sportier vibe with trainers from adidas, Nike, Vans and more.

Stay Active in Style

P.E. lessons, love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a staple subject of the school week! Their everyday school shoes just won’t cut it but look no further! We’ve got them covered with ultra-cushioned gym trainers that work from the track to the court.

Need to get them some slick boots for those after-school footy sessions? Whether they’re trialling out for the school team or playing a match against their local rivals, we’ve got them. Step up their skills with all the hottest boots that their fave players are reppin’ so they can show the pitch who’s boss!

Accessories ☑️


Don’t make carrying their school essentials a chore this year! We’ve got statement looks for the corridors so they can travel in style with our range of backpacks. From classic black colourways to bold print patterns, our range has signature bags for every type of style.


From sporty style to a street-ready edge, our collection of downsized caps has their accessory game covered. With snapbacks, clasp-backs and vintage six-panel cuts for an OG baseball look, we’re keeping their head cool and comfy all term long.

Jackets ☑️

Lightweight Looks

When the weather starts to dip, but it’s not cold enough to go big coat mode, cop a lightweight jacket for their lunchtime look. Perfect for the Autumn and Spring months, our range of windbreakers deliver retro vibes on the daily.

Premium Padding

By the time winter comes around and it calls for something a little bit warmer, grab your little one a snug puffer jacket! Bringin’ insulated warmth without adding the weight, adi, The North Face and more are setting them up for those frosty days.

Got your checklist together? Check out all our back to school range here!

More Articles Like This

Next Article